Kuala Lumpur: Tips

Kuala Lumpur, the national capital of Malaysia, is among the fastest growing metropolitan regions in South-East Asia, in terms of population and economy.

Kuala Lumpur means “muddy confluence”, Kuala is the point where two rivers join together, and Lumpur means “mud”.

To see:

  • KLCC: Petronas Twin Towers
  • Central Market
  • Bukit Bintang Area
  • Merdeka Square
  • Sultan Abdul Samad Building
  • Masjid Jamek: a charming moorish-style mosque
  • Masjid Negara: National Mosque
  • Batu Caves: Limestone caves and home to a Hindu Temple.

Local food:

  • Nasi Lemak (Rice cooked in coconut milk, eaten with samba)
  • Roti Canai (Indian flat, flaky bread)
  • Hainanese Chicken Rice (Rice cooked in chicken broth, served with toasted or poached chicken)

Where to eat:

  • Changkat Bukit Bintang: Are full of restaurants and bars
  • Jalan Alor: Street market
  • Opium: Amazing food and drinks
  • Madame Kwan’s: Local food
  • Nuts about coconuts: The best coconut ice cream I ever had
  • Tous les jours: Really good bakery
  • Pinchos: Tapas
  • Ciccio: Italian

Party Zones:

  • Changkat Bukit Bintang
  • Bangsar
  • Jalan P. Ramlee
  • Jalan Sultan Ismail
  • Publika @ Solaris Dutamas
  • The Rabbit Hole

Shop:

  • Pavilion Shopping Mall
  • KLCC
  • Starhill Gallery

Hotel:

  • Hotel Journal
  • Hotel Istana
  • Grand Hyatt

CRIS TIPS:

  • Malaysia is a multicultural country but islam represents 60% of the population, 20% buddhist, 9% Christian, 6% Hindu, and others.
  • Visiting during Ramadan isn’t a problem.
  • Most of the people speak english
  • In restaurants you will rarely get a knife.
  • VISA: Most of the visitors don’t need a visa. You should check online for your country.